As of Friday, May 13, 2016
SALEM — Controlled hunts or one of Oregon’s new Premium Hunts have a deadline set by Sunday, May 15.
Apply online, at a license sales agent or ODFW office that sells licenses, or by mail/fax order.
The cost is $8 per application and hunters need a 2016 annual hunting license to apply.
Last year, more than half of the 407,402 applications were submitted in the last week before the deadline, including nearly 66,000 on deadline day.
“The deadline falls on a Sunday this year, which is a good reason to get your application in early,” said Deanna Erickson, ODFW license sales manager. ‘
ODFW offices will be closed on May 15 and license sale agents may also be open fewer hours or closed on a Sunday.” Hunters can also apply online until 11:59 p.m. PT on Sunday, May 15.
Erickson also urged hunters to avoid common mistakes on applications on other aspects of hunting certifications
“Double check your hunt number against the 2016 Big Game Regulations, and make sure your party leader number is correct,” she said. “And before you walk out of the store or ODFW office, check your application to be sure it’s correct.”
ODFW limits the number of tags for some hunts (all rifle deer and most rifle elk hunting in eastern Oregon, plus all pronghorn, Rocky Mtn goat and bighorn sheep hunting) to fairly distribute tags and control hunting pressure.
Hunters who apply for a deer, elk or pronghorn tag and don’t draw their first choice receive a preference point for that hunt series, which increases chances the next year.
Call Michelle Dennehy at 503-947-6022 for info.